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Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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Umbrella Academy comic will be new Netflix live action series.

July 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Umbrella Academy comic will be new Netflix live action series.

Netflix is to screen a ten-episode TV series adaption of Dark Horse Comics’ The Umbrella Academy in 2018. Based on the graphic novels written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy is a live action series that follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes (The Umbrella Academy) – […]

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Geostorm: 2nd trailer from Independence Day creator blows in.

July 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Geostorm: 2nd trailer from Independence Day creator blows in.

The weather gets weaponized in upcoming scifi movie Geostorm … the worse case of weather control-based terrorism since the Sov Block hacked Mega City One’s system to unleash hail (I was tempted to use the example of Rupert the Bear in ‘Rupert and the Weather Machine’, but figured that would lose all our North American […]

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Firebase – in which the Vietnam War gets freaky.

July 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Firebase – in which the Vietnam War gets freaky.

More science fictional short movie action from Neill Blomkamp’s new venture, Oats Studio, in Firebase. This is an alternative reality Vietnam War where someone – or something – called the River God is tipping the odds in the Viet Cong’s favour. Imagine those scenes from the Watchmen where Dr. Manhattan routs the communists turned on […]

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NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren to present award at the 64th Hugo award ceremony.

July 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren to present award at the 64th Hugo award ceremony.

NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren will present an award at the 64th Hugo award ceremony in Finland on Friday 11th August 2017. Lindgren, a member of Expedition 44/45 to the International Space Station, has had a lifelong interest in science fiction and fantasy. Most recently, he lead NASA’s 22nd Extreme Environment Mission Operation, a 10-day project […]

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Inhumans – a Marvel TV series people hate?

June 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Inhumans – a Marvel TV series people hate?

At last, a Marvel TV series that people seem to hate – at least before it starts? Well, the online world seems to be reacting badly to this new Inhumans adaption for the small screen. Hey, teleporting mega-dog – what’s not to like? See the trailer and make your own mind up …

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Automata: Dieselpunk gets real (trailer).

June 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Automata: Dieselpunk gets real (trailer).

Set in an alternate Prohibition-era America, Automata is a science-fiction Dieselpunk noir series based on characters from the Penny Arcade web-comic of the same name. In this fictional Dieselpunk 1930s, it is not liquor that is outlawed but instead the continued production of highly sentient robots known as automatons. They live among us as an underclass […]

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Titancon 2019 hosting the European Science Fiction Convention.

June 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Titancon 2019 hosting the European Science Fiction Convention.

Titancon, the Belfast-based science fiction convention which has been held in the city annually since 2011, will also be hosting the European Science Fiction Convention in 2019. Titancon 2019 is expected to attract up to a thousand fans of science fiction and fantasy literature, art, crafts, comics, film and television. The event will take place […]

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Supersonic X-Plane (now with extra whisper-mode).

June 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Supersonic X-Plane (now with extra whisper-mode).

NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary design review of its Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST aircraft design. QueSST is the initial design stage of NASA’s planned Low Boom Flight Demonstration experimental airplane, otherwise known as an X-plane. […]

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War for the Planet of the Apes: reviews say, yes.

June 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
War for the Planet of the Apes: reviews say, yes.

So, the first reviews are just in for the War for the Planet of the Apes movie and they all seem to be very positive. Here’s the last trailer for the film. Number 4, we think. The official blurb reads … In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the franchise, Caesar […]

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US to establish brand new military service … the U.S. Space Corps.

June 26, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
US to establish brand new military service … the U.S. Space Corps.

All right, sweethearts, what are you waiting for? Breakfast in bed? Another glorious day in the Corps! A day in the Space Corps is like a day on the farm. Every meal’s a banquet! Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation a parade! I LOVE the Corps! Mike Rogers, Chairman of the Committee on U.S. Armed […]

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